Baseball player whose wife and son were murdered says Bible, faith are helping him through tragedy

by Daniel Payne · May 5th, 2020 1:50 pm

Blake Bivens, the minor league baseball player whose wife, 14-month-old son, and mother-in-law were murdered by his brother-in-law last year recently said that the Bible and his faith have helped him through the brutal tragedy.

Bivens, who was speaking at a church in Danville, Virginia, said he found out about the murders through a Facebook headline while he was out of town. He described "the worst moment in [his] life" as when he walked into his son's room after the killings and "realized [he] was never going to see him on this Earth again."

Bivens said he takes heart in his Christian faith.

"When I read, 'Take heart, for I have overcome the world,' it changed, it completely flipped a switch in my heart. And from that moment on I knew that this was not going to beat me, this was not going to beat family," Bivens said. "I was going to live in victory the rest of my life, and I was going to use this as a testimony to show what he has done for me he can also do for others."

Two days after his family was killed, Bivens posted on Instagram: "Thank you God for giving me the most wonderful family in the world! I've been blessed beyond belief."


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